CSSHL era begins for Shawnigan

Shawnigan Lake School’s first season of play in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League got off to an excellent start as the varsity team went 4-0 in Banff, Alberta to move atop the division standings.

Liam Kennedy scored the school’s first CSSHL goal on Friday and Merek Pipes made 37 saves as Shawnigan defeated Idaho’s Compete Hockey Academy 3-2. Louis Kaumeyer and Seth Purdey also scored in the season opener.

The next morning, Dominik Faustino scored twice and Jackson Doucet had a goal and an assist as Shawnigan beat Calgary’s Edge School for Athletes 5-2. Kaumeyer and Noah Crumb had the other goals, and Pipes was back between the pipes with 19 saves as Shawnigan outshot Edge 45-21.

Kaumeyer had a big game on Saturday afternoon, recording the eventual game-winning goal and an assist as Shawnigan beat Banff Hockey Academy 4-1. Devin Williamson also had a goal and an assist, and Kennedy and Gavin Yee also scored. Ethan Schovanek had 17 saves in his debut in goal as Shawnigan outshot Banff 61-18.

Finally, Shawnigan closed out the weekend with another win over Compete, this time 5-2. Triston Lebrun scored twice, Kyle Bell had a goal and an assist, and Doucet and Kennedy had single goals, while Schovanek made 29 saves to earn the win.

Shawnigan’s next CSSHL games will take place on the weekend of Nov. 17-19 in Idaho.